A Maternity Waiting Home (MWH) is a residential facility located near the delivery point, where “high-risk” pregnant women stay for delivery. It is an effective means to “bridge the geographical gap” and reduce out- of pocket expenditures. The institute provides limited accommodation with food to the expecting mothers and attendants. Medical care is provided round the clock with the provision of a transfer facility to the delivering hospital. It is generally run in partnership mode in the vulnerable areas
with low institutional delivery.